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Mountaineers have strong showing at NBA Combine

Jevon Carter and Sagaba Konate both participated in the NBA combine.

Jevon Carter going in to the event is a projected late first round or early second round pick. He has now been making a push to be solidified as a pick in the first round as he performed well in the combine.

He opened the combine with 11 points and nine assists. He also shut down Penn state’s Tony Carr. His press defense that all Mountaineer fans know and love stood out in the combine but taking his age into consideration he may not reach a first round pick. Sports illustrated has Jevon listed as the 36th pick for the knicks.

Konate was praised for his protection of the rim after he had four blocks in the second game for team Three.

“Konate protected the rim extremely well, huge energy, best on-court celebrations in the draft,” said DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony.

Konate also had a 31.5 standing vertical jump and a 35.0 inch max vertical. The standing vertical was the highest among centers. Konate is projected as a possible lottery pick in next years draft if he comes back to WVU. This year he might not hear his name off the board if he declares.

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